To tell you the truth I wasn’t always bad, it started around October of 2005 I was at my peak of my 3S playing career. I wasn’t great but I could have good matches with just about anyone and show a minimal amount of skill or dumb luck I’m not sure.
Anyway I was excited for the upcoming release of the Xbox 360. I had already known about the selective Back compat. issues with only the most popular games being BC. At this point I basically played 3S and Halo 2. So I was really(and I still am) good at Halo 2 and pretty good at 3S. Anyway back to the point I figured that 3S is a pretty popular Xbox Live game so it’d work right away. Wrong. So I made the horrible mistake of selling my regular Xbox. I figured heck if it doesn’t work right away I can always go hang with my buddies at the Tilt arcade at the Lloyd Center mall until it does. Needless to say the arcade is expensive when you don’t have a job. So me going there every week died out pretty quickly.
Now, I kept SF:AC, Halo:CE, CvS2:EO, and Halo 2 even though I sold my Xbox because I love those games and I’d never sell them. To my previous point after about 6 straight weeks of taking a hour long train ride to the arcade and spending a lot of money I had saved up I was dry on the cash flow. I couldn’t play 3S every week so I got rusty.
Fast forward to a week before the BC update
Long story short my copy of SF: AC and CvS2:EO got stolen by my brothers now ex-girlfriend(several months before what I’m talking about now).
I figured what the hell SF: AC will never work on the 360 because Microsoft doesn’t care about 2D fighters or 2D fighting fans. So I completely gave up on playing and just decided it’d be best if I assumed that I’d never get to play one of my favorite games again.
At this point I’ve gotten really into UMK3(another one of my favorite games) playing with some really high level players on XBL all the time and keeping up with them EWAShock, Crazy Dominican, JJ Epperson, and a bunch of the people from the Mortal Kombat website I visit.
Anyway back to the BC update, it happened. I looked at all the games that now work on the 360 and that have been patched and to my dismay I see Street Fighter Anniversary Collection. Now, the first words out of my mouth were not “yay I’m glad it finally works on the 360.” Oh no, they were completely different. After about 30 minutes of non-stop swearing(because mine got stolen and now it works) I composed myself. I called up my local Gamecrazy and asked if they had any copies of SF:AC new or used, no. I called several other Gamecrazy stores and got the same answer I even called a few GameStop stores even though I hate GameStop. So one of the Gamecrazy stores told me to come in and “special order it.” I did. That was six weeks ago. I still have not received it.
So my brother got my copy of SF:AC back through some talks with his ex and I’ve been playing steadily for the last two weeks. I can’t parry anything but single hits and it’s not just because of XBL delay. I’m not terrible, just not as good as I used to be. I’d like to get back to where I was in October of 2005 and I’d like to do it soon.
Any help at all would be awesome. I know about all the FFA Ranbat stuff and have been watching that for awhile now mainly for Rockefeller’s commentary but still I’ve been watching. I mainly pick Ken and Akuma. I know of most of the really high level Ken and Akuma players and watch the matches any time I have free time. Still it’s not enough, I really need some hands on help/training.
My XBL GT is L SuGaR L
Thanks for your time guys,